The client contacted Hydratight’s UAE office about subsea bolting and flange-pulling equipment, but offered insufficient detail for an accurate quote to be made.
Hydratight’s Saudi team contacted the client’s engineers directly and carried out a full technical study to supply a specification.
When this was passed back to the UAE team, it became clear that the client would need a large number of Hydratight’s Aquajack subsea tensioners – in a non-standard size.
Engineers in the UK quickly worked up design sheets and collaborated with a flange manufacturer to make changes to the flange design, since the job site also had highly restricted access.
The investigation, specification and full proposal, which included rental equipment from England, was back with the client within a week, and agreed soon afterwards. Two months later the client was in a position to begin work with the new tools - despite the late addition of an order for a special calibration kit and a team to operate it, which was designed and supplied by the Saudi team.
“For us, this was a fast turnaround; a unique collaboration with the various companies involved in the project. The client was extremely pleased with the speed and success of the project,” said Hydratight regional managing director PCA Mohan.
“It was possible because even though Hydratight is a global company, with many regional centres, we act like one big team. When someone asks us for assistance, our help could come from the nearest centre or thousands of miles away – whichever of our teams has greatest knowledge of the type of work required. The interconnection is vital to our success.”